Nezhat Khosrowshahi Awarded The Order of British Columbia

December 1, 2022 / in ,

VICTORIA, B.C. — Wesbild congratulates Mrs. Nezhat Khosrowshahi upon her appointment to the Order of British Columbia, the province’s highest honour.

As co-founder of Wesbild, Mrs. Khosrowshahi has been a tireless supporter of important cultural, educational and social programs that have enriched the lives of British Columbians and made a significant difference in her community in a multitude of ways. She is a founding board member of BC Women’s Hospital Foundation, former chair of the board of directors of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) and a VSO honorary life vice-president. She has been a governor of Simon Fraser University, an honorary governor of the Vancouver Foundation and has served on the boards of Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific, the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Vancouver, CBC/Radio-Canada, York House School, YVR Art Foundation, the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Aga Khan Museum.

In 2012, Mrs. Khosrowshahi founded Wesbild’s scholarship program, Learning Initiative for Tomorrow (LIFT), focused on improving educational opportunities for youth and strengthening the social supports for people in need. To date, LIFT has granted 127 post-secondary scholarships to students at Coquitlam School District’s Alternative Balanced Education (CABE) Program and Suwa’lkh, an Indigenous education program in Coquitlam.

As expressed by the Order of British Columbia in its appointment announcement:
“Khosrowshahi is a convenor, a force and a doer. She gathers key people from across sectors and gets them to work together toward the public good. She is a role model for countless women, including young Persian-Canadian women. She listens, acts and builds bridges across social, economic and political lines.”